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  • April 9, 2016

    GMAT Strategy Workshop

    The College of Business Administration will offer a GMAT Strategy Workshop from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 9.
    Led by Stephanie Espy, founder and president of Atlanta-based MathSP Strategies and Problem-Solving.
    The workshop prepares prospective graduate students for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

    Full story: newsroom.unl.edu

  • April 1, 2016

    The Fremont Area Marine Corps League Detachment 1275 Educational Grant

    MARINE CORPS LEAGUE
    DETACHMENT 1275
    FREMONT, NEBRASKA
    APRIL, 2016
    STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR MARINE CORPS LEAGUE EDUCATIONAL
    GRANTS
    Dear Student,
    The Fremont Area Marine Corps League Detachment 1275 will be awarding
    educational assistance grants to active duty, reserve, or retired Marines and former
    Marines, and Navy Hospital Corpsmen or Navy Chaplains who served with the Fleet
    Marine Force, as well as their current spouses, children, or stepchildren. Grants will
    be awarded for the 2016-17 academic year. This letter contains information on
    qualifying for a Marine Corps League Detachment 1275 grant and provides instructions
    on the application process.
    The Detachment 1275 educational assistance grants are not competitive. Any
    student who meets the eligibility requirements listed below can receive up to $500 for
    attending as a full-time student in an accredited Nebraska public or private 4-year
    college or in a 2-year vocational school within the Nebraska Community College
    system. Grants may be used for tuition, college fees, books or materials purchased
    through a college account, or campus housing payments through a college account.
    Payment will be made jointly to the student and college.
    Detachment 1275 educational grants will be awarded so long as the Detachment
    has foundation funds available. We estimate being able to award 20 grants for the
    2016-17 academic year. If funds remain after the first semester grants are awarded,
    students may apply for a grant for the second semester.
    Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis until the funds are
    depleted so it is important for you to get your grant applications to us as soon as
    possible. We recognize that you may not be able to document enrollment eligibility
    until late summer. However, we encourage you to send your application to us this
    spring to establish your residence and relationship eligibility and first-come, firstserved
    position, and then send us the enrollment documentation when it becomes
    available in the summer. Checks will be issued near the start of the 2016-17 academic
    year.
    EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS (Continued)
    A. Eligibility:
    1. Residence Eligibility: You must have a home address (ie., permanent
    address) in the school districts of Fremont, Arlington, Cedar
    Bluffs, or North Bend; OR have graduated from one of the public or parochial
    high schools in those districts; OR be the child or stepchild of a regular
    member of Detachment 1275 regardless of residence. Some applicants may be
    asked to provide proof of residence.
    2. Service/Relationship Eligibility: You must be an active duty, reserve,
    retired, or former Marine or Navy Hospital Corpsman or Chaplain who served
    with the Fleet Marine Force, OR the current spouse, child or stepchild of such
    a service member or veteran. The service member’s service must have been
    under honorable conditions and proof of service and relationship must be
    provided.
    3. Enrollment Eligibility: The student must be enrolled on a full-time basis
    in an accredited Nebraska 4-year college, public or private, or a vocational
    school within the Nebraska Community College System for the first semester
    of the 2016-17 academic year.
    4. Documentation: You must complete the attached application form and
    include the following documentation.
    (a) Proof of your or your parent’s honorable service such as a DD-214
    form showing service of honorable character, an honorable discharge
    certificate or its equivalent, or proof of current active or reserve
    service.
    (b) Proof of relationship to the Marine or eligible Navy personnel
    described in #2 above. A birth certificate copy or other document
    showing stepchild status.
    (c) Proof of enrollment for the first semester of 2016-17 in a qualifying
    college or vocational school on a full-time basis.
    B. Payment:
    1. Grants may be used for tuition, college fees, books or materials purchased
    through a college account, or campus housing payments through a college
    account.
    2. Grants will be made jointly payable to the student and to the college
    student billing or accounts payable office.
    EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS (Continued)
    The application and supporting documentation can be mailed to:
    Adjutant, Detachment 1275,
    Fremont Area Marine Corps League,
    P.O. Box 163,
    Fremont, NE 68025
    OR, Submitted by e-mail to: Adjutant, Detachment 1275 at:
    MCLFremont@gmail.com.
    The application and documentation of residence and relationship
    eligibility should be sent as soon as possible to Detachment 1275 to
    establish a first-come, first-served position. Documentation of
    enrollment can be sent later, prior to grant payment.
    Questions regarding the educational assistance grants can be addressed to:
    James Havelka, Detachment Adjutant, at (402) 620-1705 or e-mail to:
    jhavelka@gpcom.net.
    Thank you for your assistance.
    Sincerely,
    JAMES P. HAVELKA, Adjutant,
    Fremont Area Marine Corps League Detachment 1275

    Full story: vetsuccess.unl.edu

  • April 1, 2016

    Five Things to Take to the Career Fair

    A career fair is a great place to gather information about potential employers and make contacts that can lead to your first job. Here's some advice on how to make the most of your time.

    Full story: military.com

  • April 1, 2016

    Secretary of Defense names Air Force Gen Lori Robinson as Combatant Commander of Northern Command

    Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson was named by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Friday as the nominee to head Northern Command, which would make her the first woman leader of a combatant command in the history of the U.S. military.

    Full story: military.com

  • March 22, 2016

    Women Veterans Can Find A Mentor Through American Corporate Sponsors

    American Corporate Partners announced Monday a new mentoring program focusing solely on female veterans.

    ACP and the Army Reserve signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on the Women's Veteran Mentoring Program initiative that offers yearlong mentorships for transitioning female service members who have served at least 180 days since 9/11.

    Full story: militarytimes.com

  • March 7, 2016

    Post-9/11 vet unemployment again nears historic low in February

    The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans fell to a near-historic low in February, hitting 4.7 percent, government data show. That figure, down a full point from the January rate of 5.7 percent, matches the unemployment rate for the youngest generation of veterans charted in August, which was the all-time low at the time it came out. Since then, the October rate set a new all-time low, then the November rate beat October's

    Full story: militarytimes.com

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